Karma Alert: “…causing the group to take a break to discuss the legality of further discussion. Olsen’s withdrawal was announced shortly after that.”

ASUPD police officers injured by a hostile workplace Morgan Olsen fully supported go lawsuit

 

“Osborne brought up the lawsuit at the beginning of the search committee meeting, causing the group to take a break to discuss the legality of further discussion. Olsen’s withdrawal was announced shortly after that. Committee Co-chairman Grant Shaft said after the meeting that Olsen’s withdrawal was unrelated to comments made by committee member Leon Osborne about a lawsuit filed against Olsen and other ASU administrators.”

Good Morning Morgan,

This whole thing could have been avoided if you dealt with the command of ASUPD, who now seem to be jumping ship like a not-so-merry band of motherfuckers. Could it be that their incompetence and corruption are finally affecting you? Maybe you should have done something when you were being made aware of the systemic problems within the Arizona State Police Department how many years ago now? It pays to be proactive instead of reactive. 

Did this meeting at UND affect your life, career, reputation, pride, prestige, and earning potential? Was this a public shaming? The corrupt command staff ASUPD have done this to police officers for many years and you allowed it to continue. Now you have an idea of what they have experienced, but karma has yet to be paid.

It’s long past the time to put competent, experienced, and proven leadership in charge of the Arizona State University Police Department. You and your peers will find yourself in this position again, we guarantee it. I look forward to seeing what the people suing you have put together, make everything public record, because I prefer transparency in government.

It keeps everyone honest, puts criminals in jail, and serves as a warning to others tempted to violate the public trust and undermine moral integrity. Look at this experience as a time to reflect on what you should have done, what you should be doing, and do the right thing for the Arizona State University community who are in desperate need of a functioning police department that meets and exceeds expectations rather than lying about them to the public.

Regards,

The Arizona State University Community

 

Here is the article,

http://www.grandforksherald.com/news/education/3984728-morgan-olsen-withdraws-und-president-search

Morgan Olsen withdraws from UND president search

Morgan Olsen has withdrawn from the UND presidential search,  officials announced during a search committee meeting Friday morning.

Olsen is the executive vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer of Arizona State University.

Committee Co-chairman Grant Shaft said after the meeting that Olsen’s withdrawal was unrelated to comments made by committee member Leon Osborne about a lawsuit filed against Olsen and other ASU administrators.

The plaintiffs, who are several former university police officers, claim in their suit there is culture of “corruption” within the ASU Police Department that included discrimination and falsifying crime statistics.

The civil lawsuit states Olsen failed to act when made aware of these problems.

“In fact, employees were instructed not to do certain audits and investigations by management after they were advised of the problems,” the complaint says. (This is a PDF link to the actual lawsuit)

The plaintiffs also allege employees were made to falsify crime statistics to make campus appear safer.

“In at least one case, an employee was told to tear up a citation because another officer was having a relationship with the defendant’s sister,” the documents state.

Olsen did not respond to a request for comment.

Osborne brought up the lawsuit at the beginning of the search committee meeting, causing the group to take a break to discuss the legality of further discussion. Olsen’s withdrawal was announced shortly after that.

Arizona State University is safe right

 

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14 thoughts on “Karma Alert: “…causing the group to take a break to discuss the legality of further discussion. Olsen’s withdrawal was announced shortly after that.”

  1. Embudo says:

    Morgan Olsen was provided written documentation over the years detailing serious problems within the university’s police department.

    However, for whatever reasons, he chose to ignore the alarms sounding and even retained the former chief, John Pickens, in a made-up high paying position within the university.

  2. ThySummons says:

    I read the actual lawsuit. One section has to do with exempt (salaried) employees receiving overtime pay for university events. If these exempt employees did indeed receive this pay they are in BIG trouble.

    Morgan Olsen as executive vice president, treasurer and chief financial officer of Arizona State University has some explaining to do on why his salaried ASUPD command staff was allowed to take money that they were not legally entitled to.

    I hope AZPOST and AZ Public Safety Personnel Retirement System is taking note of what is occurring at ASU and ASUPD.

    No one should be allowed in law enforcement that steals money or illegally adds to their future retirement benefits.

    • DL500unit says:

      They’ve been doing this for quite some time. This is going to be very embarrassing for the university and for the honest employees of ASUPD who will have to share in the humiliation of sharing the same patch with criminals.

    • indeedYOUsay says:

      It’s been going on unchecked until recently and that change is a direct result of the truth coming out about thieves who wore the uniform. They were told what they were doing was wrong, but kept doing it regardless believing nobody would care.

    • ComeOnNow4real says:

      Maybe there needs to be criminal charges filed. I think so. It’s a stain on the honor of LEO’s to tolerate this corruption.

  3. DL500unit says:

    Mr. Olsen can thank Chief Mike Thompson and his two faced command for this latest setback and very public professional humiliation. Olsen can thank them all for lying to him about the internal status of ASUPD and what they’ve done.

  4. Semper Fidelis says:

    It’s too bad Morgan Olsen was unable to muster the courage needed to remove elements of the notorious ASUPD command.

    • twocents says:

      That would mean acknowledging there was a problem or mistake was made. That just doesn’t happen with these guys.

  5. twocents says:

    LMAO @ Committee Co-chairman Grant Shaft said after the meeting that Olsen’s withdrawal was unrelated to comments made by committee member Leon Osborne about a lawsuit filed against Olsen and other ASU administrators.

    Sure! Sure it doesn’t. Ok.

    • JustTheFacts says:

      How about the truth? Morgan Olsen’s so called withdrawal was done to allow him to save face because he would otherwise have been disqualified.

  6. JustTheFacts says:

    I don’t think the university administration gets it. If you allow people to be mistreated, violated, humiliated, some of that is going to come back to you.

    When you do this to people whose job it is to enforce the law you had better be beyond reproach.

    It served Morgan Olsen right to be held back from being able to apply for this job. The management he supervises at the ASU Police Department have done this to many employees with families to support.

    What has Morgan Olsen done to fix the leadership issues and immorality among command at ASUPD? He hasn’t done a damn thing. Shame on them all.

    • ComeOnNow4real says:

      What goes around comes around, especially in this business. It’s time for people to wise the fuck up.

  7. indeedYOUsay says:

    Serves him right, look what he allowed here, why would they want this mismanaged bullshit at UND?

    Olsen’s resignation has nothing to do with Osborne bringing up the lawsuit? ASU VP Morgan Olsen applied to become the president of the University of North Dakota, flew out for a selection interview, and was put on the spot about being in a lawsuit by the first person to talk on committee.

    He resigns immediately afterwards and they claim it has nothing to do with Osborne bringing it up? Lol that’s a lie.

  8. ComeOnNow4real says:

    I bet Morgan Olsen really tasted the bitter taste of regret for his appointment of Mike Thompson as chief of ASU Police. Huge mistake. I really wonder not if, but how much he’s been lied to about Mike.

    BTW did Mike tell him how much of an idiot he thought Olsen was for believing we didn’t have to terminate Foster for soliciting sex? He told that story to everyone in command.

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